Bachelor of Arts Christian Ministries

The program prepares individuals for a variety of church related ministries: counseling, expanded Bible, management of non-profit organizations, missions, music, pastoral studies, worship leader, and youth. The practical ministry training is built on a strong major in Bible and a core of general education. Individuals who pursue this program can choose two ministry minors. Most of the minors require an internship which provides hands-on experience.


  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of the Bible as a foundation for all Christian service
  • Serve effectively in a local church ministry
  • Develop a biblical philosophy of ministry
  • Develop an expertise and knowledge of two areas of ministry
  • Complete successfully two internships in two minor areas of ministry

Course Requirements for the degree are as follows:

Bible Core (44 semester hours)
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Life of Christ
Pauline I
New Testament Electives (Choose 2)
      Pauline Epistles II
      General Epistles Survey
      Daniel and Revelation
Old Testament Electives (Choose 2)
      Historic Books
      Poetic Books
      Prophetic Books
Bible Doctrine I
Bible Doctrine II
Baptist History
Biblical Interpretation I: Principles of Biblical Interpretation
Biblical Interpretation II: Dispensationalism
Biblical Interpretation III: Issues in Eschatology

General Education (36 semester hours)
English Composition I
English Composition II
Literature Survey (Choose 1)
      Survey of British Literature I 
      Survey of British Literature II
      Survey of World Literature 
      Survey American Literature
Survey of World History I
Mathematics Survey
Science Survey (Choose 1)
      Survey of Physical Science
Principles of Speech
General Education Elective
Humanities Elective
Fine Arts Elective
PE Activity
Introduction to Computers / Technology in Ministry
Student Life Seminar

Christian Ministry (4 semester hours)
Christian Ethics

Major Requirements (10 semester hours)
Church Education
History of Christian Thought
Introduction to Missions
Senior Seminar

Two Ministry Minors (36 semester hours)
Biblical Languages (available online)Church Education (available online), Children's Ministry, Counseling, EnglishExpanded Bible (available online), HistoryManagement for Nonprofits (online only), Missions, Music, Pastoral Studies, Worship Leadership, Student Ministries, North American Church Planting (available online)

Total Hours (130 semester hours) 

You may view our suggested Program Track and Course Descriptions in our catalog.